Definition of worn in English:


Syllabification: worn
Pronunciation: /wôrn
past participle of wear1.


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1Damaged and shabby as a result of much use: a worn, frayed denim jacket
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  • Seeing only her face, not her threadbare coat, nor her worn shoes, he drew her back into his arms.
  • Off to the side, a man with a worn brown blazer and wild hair turns in slow circles and drums in the air.
  • There is also a worn bearing in the gear-box, audible to my mechanic, but not yet critical.
1.1Very tired: his face looked worn and old
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  • The worn expression on her face and her tired eyes touched him, and he felt a sense of injustice.
  • He took her hand with his own and hoisted his old body to its feet with a worn smile.
  • Coming home in the early evening, we found ourselves tired and a little worn.

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